Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Guest Post - 9/17/19 - Forever Molly by Alyssa Bailey #ContemporaryRomance #Cowboy #Suspense

When things fall apart...it takes the firm hand of love to set things right.



Excerpt:

There was consent and implied consent. When it was discipline, it was implied, and he needed nothing more to carry out his duty to her, but when it was for mood and her imbalance, it was important to him to have new consent. In this case it was both, her mood today and its associated meanness as well as discipline from her unaddressed behavior and disobedience the night of the assault. His brothers didn’t always see it that way, but it was his wife, his marriage, his life. This is how he wanted to live it.
“I don’t want your charity.”
Cián sighed. Maybe his brothers were on to something after all. They had been married longer. He probably should just spank the mood out of her.
“Aingeal, I have no idea why you are so petulant or what it is you think you want but I can tell you what I want, and right now.” She stared at him with her teeth biting her lower lip. “And it has become obvious that it’s what you want too but you don’t know how to ask. I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but I have a proven method on how to get it out.”
Molly’s pupils dilated in widened eyes as she looked at Cián in dawning realization of his intent. “Um, I’m fine. Really. Let me clear the dishes and I’ll get my coat.” When he didn’t stop her from her task, he watched her grow tense. Instead of trying to smooth things over, her shoulders stiffened, her movements were angry. She roughly tossed things around making plenty of noise.
“Give me your hand, aingeal.” She ignored him, busying herself with wiping the counters.
Cián stood back to see if she could settle herself. But she simply rattled dishes and when he touched her arm, she shoved away from him a third time, turning to gather the fry pan. That was enough. Time to help her get rid of the angst. He grabbed the spatula still on the table and walked toward his girl.


Blurb:

Newlywed Molly O’Connor loves a mystery of any kind and solving them gets her blood pumping almost as much as her new husband Cián O’Connor. Cián wants his wife to ease into her new life and is open to any way she finds comfortable. Soon, however, it becomes obvious that running a clinic, orienting to a large Irish family, and dealing with her protective husband isn’t enough excitement for the love of his life.
When things progress from a little harmless fun to horse thefts, assaults, kidnapping, and even murder, Cián puts his foot down. Despite his admonitions, his bride is too emmeshed in the events going on around them to heed his warnings for long. Molly becomes secretive, refusing to let go until it’s too late, putting herself and her family in grave danger.
It will take help from the entire O’Connor clan along with some special friends to ensure the young couple’s forever isn’t over before it begins.

Buy Links:

http://bit.ly/FrvrMolly


About the Author:

USA Today and #1 International best-selling author, Alyssa Bailey, lives amongst the beauty of Southeast Alaska. She lives where the sky meets the rainforest on the mountains; the mountains touch the ocean, and the wildlife frolic on land, sea, and air. Humans, the ultimate interlopers, are wedged in where allowed and are properly thankful for the privilege.


She loves series and finds she is expanding her horizons and comfort zone with every new book. Sometimes, suspense and mystery stirs the plot. HEA’s are her passion.

Note about penning this book:
This last trilogy and especially the last book was difficult for me. I have grown as an author during the writing of the O’Connors. If you start from the beginning, with Liam and Jocelyn, you will not only follow the progression of the family storyline but the story of my writing.

There were plenty of ups and downs and growing pains but at the end of the day, like the O’Connors, I like where I am. And like them, the next generation is in full swing and their third generation is beginning to find love as I am beginning to spread my own wings to spaces and places I never thought to go.  

I hope you have fallen in love with the O’Connors. Would you like to know of other new and wonderful places my writing might take us?

Check out the venue of your choice below and follow me. 
  

Twitter: @blushingalyssa
  

The O'Connor Series:

Liam & Jocelyn's Story

Ciaran and Katherine's Story

Quinlan and Cheyenne's Story

Kelli and Parker’s Story

Cián and Molly’s Story
Freeing Molly, Cián O’Connor Book 2
Forever Molly, Cián O’Connor Book3

Lords and Little Ladies Series:
Lord Kendrick Commands (Book 4) TBA

Safe and Secure Series:
Book 2 (2019)

Clearwater Ranch Series
Camille’s Second Chance (Book 2) May 2019

Lone Wind Series:


Anthologies
Heroes Undercover

Indie Works
In the Spirit of Christmas

Book Bites


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Guest Post - 9/10/19 - Camille's Second Chance by Alyssa Bailey #ContemporaryRomance #Western

Camille has returned to her hometown to make a life with the only man she ever loved. Is it too much to ask? Someone thought so.


Excerpt:

“What have I always said about keeping the truth from me?”
“I’m not. Honest.” She leaned into his t-shirt covered chest. He couldn’t really know.
“Is that your last answer, baby girl?”
“Yes, because it’s the truth.”
 Her heart was beating faster, she knew it, and her head was beginning to pound as it always did when she lied to him. She wasn’t lying, she told herself, it really wasn’t anything. Normal stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary.
“I’m glad you have decided to be naughty, baby, because I’ve wanted to heat this bottom up for several weeks. From the first night you appeared at Piper and Jackson’s house, actually.” Camille attempted to step back but only her feet moved. Sawyer had her held tight to him. “Let’s get you into position.”
“No, you can’t possibly believe that I’ll allow you to spank me like you used to, Sawyer. I’m an adult. I have children.”
“No? Are you telling your daddy, no?”
Camille heard the demanding words and her core clenched, her belly flexed, her mouth went dry. “Yes. I am telling you no way.” Her voice sounded like sandpaper.
“I’ve missed your sass, honey.”
Picking her up and sitting on the edge of the bed, he had her over his knee way too fast. He took some time to brush her hair out of the way and rub circles on her back before he moved down to pat her bare bottom. Camille could feel the chill raise bumps on her skin and the shiver that came with it uncontrolled.
“We have some things to discuss, sweetheart. This is as good a place to do as any.”
“Sawyer,” she rasped, “the children.”
“Are asleep, did I not tell you that? The walls and doors are heavy. And before you bring up Walker or Belinda, they won’t be back for a while. And even if they were, Belinda’s bedroom is off the kitchen and Walker has moved downstairs so he doesn’t wake the kids up when he gets in the shower at five in the morning.”
“Sawyer, please,” Camille begged him to change his mind although her contrary body was aching for him to continue.
“As I was saying, we’re going to talk about a few things. The first is when you found out you were pregnant why didn’t you call me?”
“I told you I didn’t think he was yours. I thought since we hadn’t had sex in two months, it was likely to be Aiden’s. Besides, my parents wanted me to leave town before anyone could figure it out. And I thought you wouldn’t want me.” His hand landed on her bottom, sizzling it good. “Please, Sawyer, that hurts.”
“Then I haven’t lost my touch.”



Blurb:

“We’re going to the ranch. This Daddy is taking care of all his little ones.”

Before she was twenty-one, Camille Hendrix had been lied to, cheated on, assaulted twice, forced into a loveless marriage, divorced, and left to fend for herself with one baby and another on the way. She had also been loved by a man she left without a word of explanation and missed every day of her life. Now, with a nursing degree and two preschoolers she was determined to return to her hometown and make a life, if possible, with the only man she ever loved. But was it too much to ask? Someone in town thought so.

Sawyer Knight was the most sought-after playboy in three counties and probably more. Everyone knew the woman he loved had suddenly left town without a word. Since then, Sawyer could be seen most weekends at the Whet Whistle, kicking up dust, getting toasted, and going home with a different woman. No woman was permanent in his life and Sawyer made that known loud and clear, until Cami came back to town. She was divorced, a mother, and life weary but when he laid eyes on her in his brother’s house, she was still the most beautiful, feisty woman he’d ever seen. Maybe more than ever because her strength of character shone through the battle scars and his heart immediately yearned for her. If he claimed her this time, he wouldn’t let her go without a fight. It seemed the first opponent had already entered the ring.

This is book two in the Clearwater Ranch series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This contemporary western romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of mystery, suspense, sensual scenes and power exchange. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

Buy Links:

http://bit.ly/CamillesSecondChance



About the Author:

Alyssa Bailey is a USA Today and International best-selling author. She loves writing realistic romance for the naughty in all of us. Power exchange adventures between strong, intelligent, sassy women who aren’t afraid to make a stand and men confident enough to give his woman space, but Alpha enough to keep her safe despite her choices is a common theme.

Family and community is important to Alyssa and it’s one reason she loves series. She is expanding her horizons and comfort zone with every new book; that’s exciting. Sometimes, suspense and mystery stirs the plot, other times, it’s crazy day to day angst and danger. Whatever goes on before, there’s always a happily ever after ending.

 You can find Alyssa online:

Twitter: @blushingalyssa
Amazon:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alyssabaileyromance/

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Also by Alyssa Bailey and Blushing Books:


Liam & Jocelyn's Story

Ciaran and Katherine's Story

Quinlan and Cheyenne's Story

Kelli and Parker’s Story


Cián and Molly’s Story
Freeing Molly, Cián O’Connor Book 2
Forever Molly, Cián O’Connor Book3

Lords and Little Ladies Series:
Lord Kendrick Commands (Book 4) TBA

Safe and Secure Series:

Clearwater Ranch Series

Lone Wind Series:


Anthologies
Heroes Undercover


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Guest Post - 9/3/19 - "Fallen" by Felicity Brandon #Psychological #Paranormal #DarkRomance

She should have run while she had the chance…


Excerpt:

“Ethan!”
His name escaped her lips in a panic as she felt the final tug of the binds against the wood above her head, and a moment later his face came into view.
“Lily?”
His face was so calm and his expression so in control. It was as infuriating as it was sexy as hell.
“Please, sir, don’t leave me here!” she whimpered as he settled against the side of her body. “I’m sorry I abandoned you yesterday, but please don’t.”
A part of Lily hated how pathetic she sounded at that moment, but there was no choice—she had no choice—and if this was the only chance she had to plead, then plead she would.
“Little one,” he crooned, and he actually smiled as he gazed down at her, waves of his sumptuous dark hair falling between their faces. “I am not going to leave you. I am never going to leave you. Didn’t I tell you to stop worrying?”
She gasped at his words, her mind still racing despite his assurances.
“Now,” he purred, tracing a finger along her exposed midriff as he continued. “All you need to do is lie back and listen. Can you do that?”
Lily nodded, though if truth be told, she was more than a little distracted by the path of his finger, which was right at that moment circling one, and then the next breast with soft caresses that made her want to pant.
“Yes,” she whispered in reply. “Yes, I can, sir.”
“Good.”
He was gone then, rising to stand beside the bed before he strode to the end climbing back onto the covers between her naturally splayed legs.
“The rules for today are really simple, Lily,” he told her in a tone that made her hips roll forward. It was as though he had hypnotized her body somehow, and now it was obeying his orders, and not her own. “Your job is two-fold.”
Their gazes locked as he edged closer toward her sex, his knees nudging her legs even wider as he went.
“You will endure for me whatever I choose to bestow upon you.”
Ethan’s words echoed around the small master bedroom as though they were an edict from the gods, and in a way, they were. Ethan was the closest thing Lily was ever likely to get to a god, especially now that she was effectively harboring him from the law, and as she eyed him between her thighs, she was struck by just how powerful the man seemed. All of a sudden, it was far too easy to imagine him extinguishing the lives of all those women. The potent combination of his charm, looks, strong muscular body, and his ability to know what others were thinking would have meant that none of them even had a chance.
Ethan was a predator.
She could see that now. Maybe he was even the perfect predator…
“And the second part of your job.”
The steel in his voice shattered Lily’s thought process, and she locked eyes with him again as he delivered his final verdict.
“Do you want to know what it is, little Lily?” he goaded, pressing his palms down at either side of her chest, and lowering his sculpted body over her soft skin.
She gasped as their flesh made contact, arching her back and squeezing her eyes closed as a spike of pleasure whipped through her. “Yes,” she panted with obvious need. “Yes, sir.”
“The second part is that you do not, under any circumstances, have my permission to come.”
Lily blinked her eyes open at him, certain that she must have misheard the man.
“No,” he told her with a soft, taunting laugh. “You didn’t mishear, beautiful. That is your punishment. I am going to keep you on the edge all fucking day, and you’re not going to be allowed even an ounce of pleasure.”


Blurb:

Lily Simpson escapes, leaving her brooding captor to rot, but she’s still not free. Unable to resist the forbidden temptation Ethan Reilly offers, Lily is once again drawn back into his dangerous web of power and surrender (switch to submission).

When they travel north, their desire blooms into something even darker—something Lily both detests and adores in equal measure. But when she learns of the fate of her best friend, everything changes. The question is, will there be a second opportunity to escape Ethan’s clutches?

Suspenseful, thought-provoking, and peppered with breathtaking scenes, this fast-paced psychological, dark romance will haunt you.

Buy Links:

Universal Buy link: http://mybook.to/Fallen
Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45997110-fallen


About the Author:

Felicity Brandon is a top 100 Amazon bestselling author.
She loves the darker side of romance, and writes sexy, suspenseful stories, with strong themes of bondage and submission.
You’ll find her either at her laptop, at the gym, or rocking out to her favourite music.

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